Tag: burlesque

Burlesque – Lil’ Steph – Rasputin’s Room

Join me – Friday, Dec 20 at the Ruba Club, 416 Green St. Philadelphia –

“How can you sincerely repent if you have not sinned?”-Rasputin
The time has come to satisfy your craving for sinful behavior. RASPUTIN’S ROOM brings you an extravaganza of opulent indulgence every 3rd Friday of the month. RASPUTIN’S ROOM is a lavish evening overflowing with sumptuous burlesque performances, featuring a rotating cast of the most alluring performers from up and down the eastern seaboard.

The One Woman Riot, MINNIE TONKA!
The voluptuous ballerina, LELU LENORE!
Genderfuck Royalty, THE NOTORIOUS OMG!
The Criminally Cute LIL’ STEPH!
The always seductive, LULU LOLLIPOP!
Tantalizing the audience, DOTTIE RIOT!

Doors at 9pm, Show at 10pm

Quench your thirst at the bar in true Rasputin style before the show at our cocktail hour. And be sure to stay after the show to drink and mingle with the glitterati!!

Looking for something spectacular to wear? Head to our sponsor Briar Vintage!

Rasputin’s Room was featured as one of PW’s Top Weekend Picks:

Rasputin’s Room was also highlighted in the recent Philadelphia Weekly article “one day in Philadelphia: 24 hours of life in the city”

Ruba memberships available! www.rubaclubstudios.org


Philadelphia Burlesque Performer and Producer

“The Criminally Cute Lil’ Steph is one of Philadelphia’s leading burlesque performers and producers. She has been dazzling burlesque audiences and turning the world on with her smile since 2006. Lil’ Steph founded and co produced Philadelphia’s Sensational Bravissimo Burlesque for over 3 years and Rasputin’s Room. The petite coquette was the resident go-go vixen at Philly’s original rock and roll dance party, the legendary Fast Cheap and Out of Control for 9 years and is now a resident dancer at The Dolphin Tavern. As one of Philadelphia’s most sought after performers she has performed at such events as Diabolique Fetish Ball, the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention, Hotrod Hoedown, Dr. Sketchy’s Philly, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival’s Late Nite Cabaret, Thank Goddess it’s OMG, Icandy’s 1 year Anniversary and has done guest spots at Carnivolution and with the award winning Peek-A-Boo Revue. She has intoxicated the room at venues like Johnny Brenda’s,The Trocodaro, Kung Fu Necktie, Blue Martini, North Star, World Cafe Live, Plays and Players, Ruba, PhilaMOCA, Underground Arts, Voyeur, and The TLA.

Being one of Philly’s performance elite has given her the opportunity to perform at shows and venues up and down the Eastern Seaboard! She has tantalized audiences with her luscious sex appeal in Harrisburg, Scranton, Jim Thorpe, NYC, D.C, Newark, Charleston and Las Vegas. Lil’ Steph has brought her adorable stage presence to venues like Palace of Wonders, Red Palace, Mojo 13, Slipper Room, Public Assembly, Tammany Hall, Employee’s Only, Macao Trading Co., The Bowery Poetry Club, The Triad, R Bar, Cha Cha’s and The Mauch Chunk Opera House. She has appeared in such shows as Brick City Burlesque, The Coney Island Rockabilly Festival, Drunken Dragon Nights, Spanking the Lower East Side, Room 69, Shaken and Stirred, Kitty Nights, The Rhinstone Follies, Sharkbite Sideshow, Party in a Box, Ball Drop, Tilted Torch Burlesque, and Sugar Shack Burlesque. Lil’ Steph has made the festival circuit as well performing in The Burlesque Hall of Fame, Philly’s Burlesque-n- Beyond, The PA Burlesque Festival and she won the title “MOST CLASSIC” at the 2013 Carolina Burlesque Festival.”

Sunday, November 24 Events – Burlesque Workshop, Scantily Clad Storytelling

Burlesque Basic Three Hour Class!

Sunday, November 24, at the Sewing Factory, Philadelphia

Students will learn about the history of burlesque, classic moves, costume rigging tips, and of course….how to make your own pasties, along with twirling tips and tricks!
All pastie making supplies are provided and you get to take home your arts and crafts!

Although we cover classic moves using gloves, stockings and props, this is not a dance class. Students should wear or bring a skirt and high heels without straps preferred.

The workshop is taught by Annie A-Bomb, an almost 15 year veteran of burlesque. She is the artistic director of The Cabaret Administration.https://www.facebook.com/cabaretadministration
Formerly she was the co- director of Cabaret Red Light 2008-2011, and director of Revival Burlesque 2007-2010.
She founded the Philadelphia School of Burlesque in 2009.

40$ fee payable upon pre-registration.
To pre-register please send an e-mail
to afrangio@yahoo.com
(a paypal fund request will be sent to all students)

This class is limited to 10 students, so register early, as spots are expected to fill early!
The class will begin at 2:00pm on Sunday November 24.
The class will run about three hours.


Scantily Clad Storytelling

Sunday, November 24, 8PM 2pm at the Raven Lounge 1718 Sansom St., Philadelphia

An open mic for those who have dabbled in any way in the erotic industry. Hilarious, frightening, erotic, creative writing or off-the-cuff, this will essentially be a room full of people who are open about their experiences and want to share, be it to have fun, to dispel stereotypes, to meet people, or just to reach out to the community.

Organized by women in the industry, we want to make dialogue about industry experiences as casual as any other one could have.

AND if you have art, feel free to sell it! We have room for three artists on the walls.

AND, because our venue has a pole, we will be doing a pole workshop after the event for those who would like to stay and learn, OR if you’d like to do a performance sometime throughout the night, message one of the hosts of this event!

The doors are open to anyone, with or without experience. If you just want to support the idea that the erotic arts can be a safe and consensual place to be, or just are curious and want to listen to amusing/raunchy/moving word of mouth, come on in!

WE ARE A SAFE EVENT. While we have had our doors open to anyone who cares to join, there have been no problems concerning jackassery, douchebags or hecklers. There is a strict zero jerk tolerance policy. So come in, have drinks, laugh, and dont worry!


Ask Eris Vale for password, attend the Erotic Literary Salon for only $8.

Free. Think. Love. Frankenstein. – Burlesque Ballet

I just purchased tickets for this new production directed by Anna Frangiosa – you know it will be spectacular. Performances 3 nights, Nov 15-17, I shall be attending Nov 16 – join me!

“Percy and Mary Shelley’s literary works and lives inspire this all new burlesque ballet.
You will see visions of anarchy, monsters, love and death. Directed by Anna Frangiosa and Choreographed by Christine Fisler.
Featuring Lelu Lenore, Louise LaTease, Rene Rebel, Jerry Rudasill, Kelly McCaughan,  and Lady Katie Kay. Costume design Anna Frangiosa, Lighting design Andrew Cowles, Sound design Row Walters.

This is the premiere show of the brand new company, The Cabaret Administration.
The Cabaret Administration is a brand new a Philadelphia theater company founded by genre veteran Annie A-Bomb in 2013. This collective strives to develop new entertainment which is engaging, satirical, sensual, and visually stunning.”

Purchase here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/456697


Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featuring CHLAMYDIA DELL’ARTE: MORE SEX-ED BURLESQUE, along with attendee readers, Tuesday, Aug 2

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – blog s+x news, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.


The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, Aug 20. Featuring Gigi Naglak and Meghann Williams with the world premiere of CHLAMYDIA DELL’ARTE: MORE SEX-ED BURLESQUE . They are back with an all-new sex-ed burlesque! More dancing! More singing! More Cooking with Wine! More Gertrude and Mrs. Dugan! More fan dancing and striptease! More hilarious burlesque about all things sex! Come for the titillation, stay for the education. Washington City paper said it “combines the racy, raunchy, and outlandish with some truly thought-provoking moments.”

Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5 minute sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry. The half hour talk and Q&A will be lead by Meghann and Gigi. They will talk about the taboo discussing masturbation.

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 70 or more individuals. Approximately 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (96 years young) will recite her original erotica.

Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Talk and Q&A between 7:00-7:30 and readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students, and seniors (65+) to $8. Salon attendees must be 21.

Creator of this event, Dr. Susana, is Philadelphia’s best-known sexologist. She lends her voice to the Salon by offering relevant information to support the discussions that arise in the Salon and blog.

…surprisingly comfortable….Salon devotees praise her for the space she has created….”

“I think Susana is doing a very brave thing.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010


“There are laughter and tears along with the hot rush of blood – to the face.

Daily News, March 15, 2010


“I never knew such a life of honesty could exist. I finally found a home I can be comfortable in…this event changed my life.

Warren Katz, first time attendee and reader